Corrupted C Compiler

Rachel Florentine rachel_florentine at
Mon Dec 4 05:05:50 PST 2006

I entered the following stupid command:
cp -R /* /ad2
thinking that would copy the contents of my working HD to my new 1/2 teraflop HD (ad2). What it did was manage to wipe out some very important files (thank goodness I had up-to-date backups) and it appears to have corrupted C compiler. I deduce this because when I go to build Zope (as an example) from source I have to run a script afterwards that repairs the broken C files. (This, strangely, is not the case if I build Zope from port.) So, my questions for you programmers more experienced than I, are:

1) Does my assessment make sense? Is gcc corrupt?
2) Whether it is or not, how should I troubleshoot/fix my problem? It seems to me I should re-install FBSD, but how?


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